Joel Fuhrman, MD

Joel Fuhrman, MD

Physician, Author

Expertise

Nutrition, Natural healing

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Highlights

Recent advancements in nutritional science can grant us the opportunity to live a life free of heart disease, strokes, and even cancer, living longer than at any point in human history. It will take effort but the rewards you will get from a healthy life will be priceless.

— Joel Fuhrman, MD

Experience

Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering nutrition and healthy aging. Through his medical practice, as well as his New York Times best-selling books and PBS specials, Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people lose weight permanently and reverse chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines, using a nutrient-dense, plant-rich eating style that he calls the Nutritarian diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation.

An internationally-recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman is also a health and fitness enthusiast whose athletic background gives him a keen insight into the importance of diet and physical exercise. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman was a world-class figure skater who placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship.

Education

Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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